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I would say that it is a genuine military Morris Minor Traveller as it still has the military data plate in place on the bulkhead under the bonnet. The 'T'  registration also suggests ex military as the last civilian Travellers were 'J' registration and this one would have been given a new registration when cast in 1978/9.

Whether it was used as a bomb disposal vehicle is open to debate maybe someone will recognise the Military registration that is in the back of the car.

I passed my driving test in 1975 in a military Minor Traveller when I was at AAC Arborfield, it had been given a military respray and everything except the windows and lights was green, woodwork, tyres, bumpers etc. All deep bronze green.

I have just noticed that this Minor has a tow bar, could it have belonged to the late Godfrey Crew? If it did then it is a genuine bomb disposal vehicle.

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I hadn't seen the data plate and don't know if the military registration is original or made up. 

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Has made me think the old Moggy is an iconic vehicle. Asociated with Bomb disposal, Distric nurses, Police panda cars, the GPO and the wheels falling off. 😀

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25 minutes ago, Tony B said:

Has made me think the old Moggy is an iconic vehicle. Asociated with Bomb disposal, Distric nurses, Police panda cars, the GPO and the wheels falling off. 😀

Not long after I'd learnt to drive in a Traveller, I used to see the adverts for the auctions of cast military Minors in the paper. Some of the spares - re-con engines on pallets and the like used to turn up  for sale through dealers at MMOC rallies. Here's my civvy one this year

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It was one of the Replica - Done by Morris at the time , and bought new by his Farther in Aberdeen.

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One of my friends at college had a soft top split-screen convertible.  We put a Rover 3.5 litre V8 in it ...

Andy

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On 9/14/2019 at 8:19 PM, Tony B said:

A friend of mine at college had the Minor 1,000,000 .

Here's a pretty Million that I photographed last year

 

 

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3 hours ago, andym said:

One of my friends at college had a soft top split-screen convertible.  We put a Rover 3.5 litre V8 in it ...

Andy

People are still at it - this was at this year's National Rally with Rover V8... 

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7 hours ago, andym said:

One of my friends at college had a soft top split-screen convertible.  We put a Rover 3.5 litre V8 in it ...

Andy

The joys of motoring without a Haynes manual  LoL

In 1967 I fitted a A Series engine out of a Minor 1000 into a split-screen Minor , well I did when I returned to the scrap-yard to purchase a few extra items , forget exactly - was it front engine mountings or radiator mountings (probably along with a radiator).  . 

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4 hours ago, Jolly Jeeper said:

People are still at it - this was at this year's National Rally with Rover V8... 

Minor V8_new.jpg

Ours was more subtle - it even retained (widened) steel wheels and hubcaps.

Andy

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On 9/16/2019 at 4:12 PM, andym said:

Ours was more subtle - it even retained (widened) steel wheels and hubcaps.

Andy

Yes, I prefer the subtle ones too - that pic was simply the most recent one I've seen. I had a two-door with a 1275cc Marina engine, axles, discs etc. 

 

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I recall, in the early 1970's going to Ruddington and seeing a number of green Travellers up for sale, the notable detail being that they all had a steel cupola over the passenger seat.  I've often wondered where they all ended up as I've never seen one since.

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:30 AM, No Signals said:

I recall, in the early 1970's going to Ruddington and seeing a number of green Travellers up for sale, the notable detail being that they all had a steel cupola over the passenger seat.  I've often wondered where they all ended up as I've never seen one since.

Traveller Wimik??

Would this be a genuine bomb disposal vehicle or has someone made it up?

 

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3 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

Traveller Wimik??

Would this be a genuine bomb disposal vehicle or has someone made it up?

 

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This belonged to the late Godfrey Crew from South Wales. I have seen more military Travellers than anything else but can't say definitively either way

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3 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

Traveller Wimik??

Would this be a genuine bomb disposal vehicle or has someone made it up?

 

F29ACW.jpg

This surely is a Morris panel van, not a Traveller.

I spoke to the owner some decades ago, he had a broad Welsh accent & told me he had bought it from a Mrs Prosser but he had decided to depict it as a military vehicle in the markings of a Bomb Disposal vehicle. He said he had never seen evidence that such vehicles were used his role but if they had been used this is how it would have looked. He added that nobody had corrected him on his representation as not being realistic.

The thing is, it not very pleasant to go up to someone with their vehicle & start an argument with the owner's pride & joy. They are not likely to make any changes on the basis of such an observation that would be taken as criticism. To me it would have looked nicer restored as a GPO linesman's van, which I think is what it was. He was pleasant old chap who had been quite open about its history so I just smiled, thanked him & walked away.

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20 minutes ago, fv1609 said:

This surely is a Morris panel van, not a Traveller.

 

I don't think anyone is saying this is a Traveller tbh. 

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11 minutes ago, Jolly Jeeper said:

I don't think anyone is saying this is a Traveller tbh. 

Sorry just thought as we were in a Morris Traveller thread that was what was being implied.

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